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“So sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of Marilyn. She was an Angel to us during our days of Nathan and Tyler's stay in the neo...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Scott & Joy Wondergem

“May God comfort you as you mourn the loss of your lovely mother. May the hope and assurance of heaven give you peace. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Alice den Hollander

“Dear Borst and Mohr families, What a lovely lady. Marilyn always had not only words of knowledge but wisdom with ready smiles or laughter. Even...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Storey

“Deb, Doug and Annette and all your families. Praying for you as you miss a wonderful Proverbs 31 woman. Rejoicing with you that she is with her...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Floyd and Jenny Forner

“We always enjoyed having Marilyn come to have her car worked on because she was a happy and joyful lady. Our Christian sympathy to your family, may...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ken Elzinga/ Hilltop Auto Service

“It was my pleasure knowing her. I glad she was Ruth's roommate. Herb and family you are in my prayers. As Marilyn would say " I love you, I love...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Koza

“May our Lord and Savior bring you comfort and hope - confident that He will unite you all again in His presence. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ted & Gwen Bergman

“We're so sorry for your loss. She was a very special, happy, friendly lady. and we'll miss her. We pray the Lord will give you peace, comfort and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bud and Laurie Beukema

“Praying for your family that God will comfort you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Wilma Vander Zwaag


Marilyn Mae (Mohr) Borst, age 87, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. “She had a heart of pure gold and Jesus wanted it in His treasury.?

Remaining to cherish her memory and tell of her loving ways are her best friend and husband of 65 years, Herbert; her children: daughter-in-law, Deborah; sons, Daniel (Sherry), David (Jan) and Douglas (Annette) Borst; and her grandchildren, Joshua (Ashley), Kristen, Phoebe, Joel, Mary Catherine, Adam, Greg (Christine), Nathan, Matthew and Camille and special great grandson, Aiden. She is also survived by sister, Lois (Peter) Hall Wolfert, brother, Dale (Marilyn) Mohr, and her in-laws, Nicholas and Ruth Borst, Gerard and Trudy Borst, Marjorie and Art Vanderweide, and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her son, Richard, sister, Ruth Alsum, and brothers-in-law, Chuck Hall and Roger VerStrat.

She was a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, Butterworth School of Nursing and attended the University of Michigan. Her career in Nursing spanned more than 35 years and included the specialized care of infants in the Neo-Natal Unit at Butterworth Hospital. She enjoyed swimming and was one of the early users of the Aquatic Exercise Program at Sunset Manor in her retirement years.

Marilyn was faithful all her days in her commitment to loving God, her husband and children. She showed loyalty in friendship, a zest for adventure, eagerness in learning and encouraged others in what was important to them. She was generous with her resources and her affection.

According to Marilyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A service of worship and celebration is planned on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11 A.M. at Fair Haven Ministries, 2900 Baldwin Street, Hudsonville, MI with Pastor Gary VanKoevering officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends one hour before the service and welcomes memories in their guest book online at www.cookfamilycares.com.

The family also wishes to thank the wonderfully dedicated staff of Sunset and Brookcrest Christian Rehabilitation and Life Center for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions in Marilyn’s honor may be made to the ‘Resident Benevolence Fund’ of Sunset Association, 725 Baldwin Drive, Jenison, MI 49428.

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